Sunday, January 07, 2007

head keyboard head keyboard ad infinitum

I have had the WORST time trying to get logged in here today. It said I didn't exist (in my new Google persona) and as I surfed through various Google pages, suddenly I was here. I hope this isn't a frequent occurence. now what was I going to say? I'll have a cup of coffee, relax a bit and maybe it will come back to me.

Back. Over at Laura's on Friday (which I didn't read until Saturday) she had a link to this place.
Now here I thought those clever convertible mittens were new things. (click on 1940s patterns) Obviously I should have been a bit farther behind the times! I haven't finished exploring there yet. Lots to read and absorb.

And then on Saturday, she posted a link to a test. I flunked the Kitchener question, but now I know who to curse when it doesn't go well. And I also didn't know that you could felt part-wool yarn. Always learning. And I was surprised at how much I did know. Thanks Laura!

My Saturday was a good one. I got enough done here to wear my Susie Homemaker badge and then went out and about. A trip to the library secured a new-to-me book on tape to listen to for the next couple of weeks. And then, courage in hand, I went to meet up with some knitters/spinners/crocheters. Courage? What's that about?

Well for some really weird reason that I can't explain I was very nervous about this. They weren't strangers. I met many at the Fiber Retreat here last fall. I read their posts on a list. But I was just, all of a sudden, really hesitant to go. It was a low key thing too. No demands that I be a master spinner (good thing since I appear to have forgotten everything I know). It was just me being weird. The meet up lasted most of the day and I just joined in for the last hour and a half. And, once there, I had a great time! I could just kick myself for not going earlier. But, since I'm a bit clumsy, kicking myself might cause serious injury so I'll refrain.

And then in the evening I spent some time with a special person who had some extraordinarily good news! Joy is such a contagious thing. My cheeks hurt from smiling and my eyes were certainly well lubircated. Toooo fun! And that, plus a bit of knitting on the hat ribbing ended my day. A good day here on the prairie! Yay! Hope yours was that wait, I hope yours was even better!


Dave Daniels said...

Glad to see you made it back. lol
I got 9 out of 12. 75%. That's still pretty good. Of course, there were no dyeing questions.

KatyaR said...

I'm glad you went yesterday--I didn't have the chance to go. I hope there was a good crowd.

Laura said...

Hee hee! It's fun to see how you and Dave scored. I'm more surprised by how many I got right. I had to leave the Victoria and Albert museum site to go to knit group, myself, or Saturday would have been a loss to the computer.

I'm so glad you had tons of fun. I had to giggle over Susie Homemaker, having vowed as a teen THAT would never happen to me. Never say never.

Little Laura Susie. The Homemaker.

cat said...

Oh I took that test also; I got 11/12. I wasn't thinking about felting other things with the wool, you know, like fun fur and stuff.

Susan said...

Dave, I think that's pretty darn good. Maybe we can find a dyeing test. All I truly know is yellow and blue make green and if you mix up everything you end up with brown. And no I'm not telling how I know that *G*

Katyar, well at least I didn't miss you! I would have been really upset about that! There were about 6 or 7 folks there when I got there but I was told that others had already had to leave.

Laura, do you wear an apron?
Truthfully, half of me wanted to be some avant garde person and the other half wanted the picket fence thing. Ha..I didn't get it right on either count so I just play.

Cat, I've seen felted bags with "carry" ribbony stuff blended in. I've never quite understood how that works. Does the funny stuff shrink too?